Have writer's block? Hopefully this resource will help librarians identify publishing and presentation opportunities in library & information science, as well as other related fields. I will include calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other relevant notices that I find on the web. If you find anything to be posted, please drop me a note. thanks -- Corey Seeman, University of Michigan(firstname.lastname@example.org)
In celebration of Open Access Week, San Jose State University will be hosting its biennial one-day conference on October 23, 2017. This conference theme invites reflections on where Open Access is now and how we got here. Topics can explore Open Access as it relates to education, publishing, science, data, etc. on all things Open: Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Education. Please consider submitting a proposal related to:
How do we situate Open today?
In what ways has Open been replaced with APCs and corporate models in publishing?
How could we re-place or resituate Open to include the Global South?
We will consider proposals for individual presentations and panels organized around a theme. Presentations are scheduled for either 60 minutes or 30 minutes. In the final program, 30-minute sessions will be paired. We are also offering a lightning round session consisting of 5- to 10-minute presentations.
Open Science Conference 2018 (March 13-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany)
The Open Science Conference 2018is the 5th international conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.
The Open Science movement focuses on research data management in general and since most recently on FAIR data principles, i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable research data. Within this context the thematic focus of this year’s conference will be on FAIR principles of research data and supporting research data infrastructures. Invited as well as carefully selected talks, hands-on reports and panel discussions will cover both the view of research data infrastructures and the view of the scientific communities.
Within this context, this call invites providers and users of research data infrastructures, librarians, and scientists to submit project descriptions covering topics including (but not limited to):
·Innovations and experiences with open research data infrastructures and repositories.
·Innovative tools and methods for managing, storing, and sharing of research data.
·Best practices and case studies dealing with FAIR research data principles and secondary data use.
·Contributions on current data initiatives such as, for example, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and others.
·Experiences and empirical studies on the use of open research data by the academic community and on the requirements of the individual researchers.
Please submit your English abstract which describes the main idea and the practical relevance, its innovative impact, the pursued strategy for sustainability and openness. The abstracts may not be longer than 500 words.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the programme committee and a review board based on the criteria practical and innovative relevance, sustainability, and openness. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster and a lightning talk at the conference. The abstract, the poster and the lightning talk must be submitted and presented in English.
To also contribute to the open science movement, the programme committee will publish the scientific justification for acceptance on the conference website. All accepted posters (including the abstract) will be displayed on the conference website in advance. Additionally, the posters will be listed in the conference brochure.
Today’s metadata is not yesterday’s cataloging. Libraries are doing amazing things with all kinds of metadata from many sources. How is your library innovating with metadata? We would like to hear from you! Possible topics include:
New metadata standards and application profiles
Transforming and exchanging metadata within and between organizations
Automated ways of generating discovery, preservation and technical metadata
New systems; innovative uses of institutional repositories, image management systems, discovery layers
Creative uses of linked data and RDF
Transitioning from MARC to BIBFRAME
Innovating with metadata on a shoe-string budget
Each session will be 45 minutes in length. If you're interested in presenting, but have never done it online, don't worry -- we will teach you what you need to know! We welcome submissions from staff in academic, public and special libraries who work with metadata.
To submit your presentation idea(s), send us your proposal to https://www.amigos.org/node/4657 by August 31st. If you are interested in attending, save the date! We will be posting registration information in Early October.
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California Academic Reference Librarians Interest Group-South (CARLDIG-S) 2017 Fall Program Agents of Change in the Age of Alternative Facts CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CARLDIG-S is hosting its annual fall program titled “Agents of Change in the Age of Alternative Facts” at California Lutheran University on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:00am-2:00pm. We are seeking proposals from reference librarians who have implemented engaging, innovative reference programs or collaborations that address fake news, digital literacy, social justice, or diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Are you leading efforts to bring about change at your institution? Have you created campaigns or programs to improve student digital literacy? Or worked with campus partners to connect with diverse student populations? Submit a proposal today through our online application - https://goo.gl/forms/WSYXOsLOqdYXEhgH3!
Speakers will give a 15-minute presentation and participate in a moderated panel discussion.
Performance Measurement and Metrics (PMM) is a leading double-blind refereed, international journal, charting new qualitative and quantitative developments and techniques for measurement and metrics in information environments.
The journal is concerned with planning and development in libraries and the organizations of which they are part. We invite authors to submit their original research papers related (but not limited) to the following topics:
Measurement, assessment and evaluation in libraries and other information environments
Uses of StatsQual, IT metrics, and informetrics to measure and then inform the management of libraries
Library and Information service value
The library’s role in the measurement of learning and in organisational accreditation
The impact and value of using social media in information services.
The value and impact of information/content/learning objects in education
The measurement and assessment of learning
Performance measurement and management in higher education, museums and archives
The use of ‘business’ and web analytics
Issue submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer-review system. Registration and access is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pmm.
Submissions are due to ScholarOne by December 29, 2017
Fake News and Digital Literacy: The academic library’s role in shaping digital citizenship
The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the2017 FACRL Annual Conference to explore digital literacy in higher education and the library’s responsibility to lead the charge toward the creation of learners with the requisite skills to engage critically and ethically with information in an open knowledge society. As proven authorities on information literacy, librarians are well positioned to lead learners through a politically and digitally polarized environment and advocate for the development of digital citizenship. The annual conference will be held on Friday, October 20, at theTampa Bay History Museum, Tampa, FL.
Proposals are due by Monday, August 14, 2017, and should be submitted via the following link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FACRL2017. Presentations should be 45 minutes in length with additional time provided for questions. Acceptance emails will be sent on or before August 25, 2017.
Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in a special issue of The Reference Librarian, a major refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis.
Presentations and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to academic librarianship and digital literacy will be considered:
Institutional initiatives showcasing librarians as leaders, teachers, and supporters of digital citizenship at their respective institutions.
Innovative applications of the ACRL Framework and corresponding instructional strategies that help students explore and understand the concepts of digital literacy.
Case studies highlighting libraries capitalizing on the sensationalism of fake news to convene and lead, insightful community conversations on the moral and ethical implications of digital literacy.
Digital collection development and how using electronic library resources can promote critical thinking, improve reading skills, and help learners better understand the research process.
Legislative advocacy initiatives involving broader campus communities to inform and inspire action supporting the principles of digital literacy, freedom of information and efforts to ensure equal access to information.
Reference Services Review
Call for Papers for Theme Issue on Emergent Literacies in Academic Libraries
Reference Services Review is seeking authors to write on the theme of emergent literacies in academic libraries. Articles in this issue will explore emergent literacies, intersections of multiple literacies, and ideas around the language used to describe, implement, and assess these literacies. We are interested in innovative interpretations and intersectional research around ideas, theory, and practice.
Examples of stand-alone and intersectional topics include, but are not restricted to,:
Cultural Literacies (International, Indigenous, Economic)
Spatial Literacies (How do we create physical and virtual spaces for intellectual pursuits?)
Emotional Literacies (Changing demographics of higher education, Inclusivity)
Life Skill Literacies (Finance, Self-advocacy, Speaking, Privacy)
Narrative Literacies (How do we tell our story? How do students share their stories?)
Oral Literacies (Listening, Speaking)
Written and Expressive Literacies (Writing, Visual, Performance)
Digital & Multimedia Literacies (Social Media, Copyright, Digital media authoring)
Literacies across the arc of K-20 education
Methodology, pedagogy, and assessment of emergent literacies
Forthcoming technologies or developments may create new emerging literacies
Intersection of Emergent Literacies & Digital Humanities
Proposed manuscripts may take many forms, including (but not limited to) innovative applications of best practices, literature reviews, or conceptual papers that explore the future of emerging literacies.
We wholeheartedly welcome submissions on emergent literacies and/or approaches not listed above. We encourage manuscripts that explore innovative intersections of various literacies, approaches, and pedagogical approaches.
The theme issue, Volume 46 Issue 2, will be published in June 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted by February 24, 2018. Submitted manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on revisions in February and March 2018. Final manuscripts will be due by April 7, 2018.
Proposals/abstracts due: October 15, 2017.
Send proposals/abstracts or inquiries to both:
Tammy Ivins (email@example.com), Transfer Student Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and
Sylvia Tag (firstname.lastname@example.org), Librarian for Colleges/Departments/Programs at Western Washington University
ILA Reaching Forward Conference Call for Proposals
On behalf of the ILA Reaching Forward Forum, I personally invite the members of the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 Reaching Forward Conference.
The Reaching Forward Conference is the nation’s largest single-day conference for library staff of all areas of service and levels of expertise from public, school and special libraries. We offer over 40 conference sessions covering a wide array of topics, from advocacy and management, to programming (adults, teens and youth), collection development, reference, technical services, serving special populations and so much more.
The planning committee would love to have your forum represented with a speaker panel or program. Our 29th Annual Conference will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Illinois. Proposals can be submitted via the online form. Proposals can be saved and revised at any time prior to the submission deadline of Friday, September 8 at 11:59 p.m.
If you have any questions, please let me know. We look forward to hearing from you!
Information is not neutral. The concept of "authority" includes innate bias toward people with privilege. The cultural, socioeconomic, and racial backgrounds of students have an effect on the way they seek information. Access to information is a human rights issue.
These are all examples of ideas that fall under the umbrella of "Critical Librarianship." (http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/critlib) How are you applying these ideas in your library? Where do you see a need for critlib at your institution? How can we serve our students more equitably? How can we increase diversity within the profession?
Brainstorm and submit a proposal to present at the 2017 OK-ACRL Conference. Proposals are due October 6th and presenters will be notified of acceptance by October 20th. Please contact Karl Siewert at email@example.com with any questions. The conference will be held on the Oklahoma State University Tulsa campus on November 10, 2017.
2017 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium Call for Participation: Framing Inclusion and Exclusion in Information Behavior Research and Practice
Date: October 28, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, D.C. (Arlington, VA), USA
Keynote: Dr. Paul T. Jaeger, College of Information Studies and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), University of Maryland
ABOUT THE 2017 SIG-USE SYMPOSIUM The 17th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium focuses on the theme of inclusion and exclusion. This theme acknowledges that advances in information and communication technology, such as the Internet, social media, and mobile devices have afforded individuals and communities new ways of connecting with one another and of accessing vast quantities of information, but that many individuals and groups still remain at the periphery of the information society. These groups include, but are not limited to: older persons, geographically or socially isolated persons, migrant persons, disabled persons, economically disadvantaged and displaced persons, global youth, and others who are often considered at-risk and vulnerable. While some scholars have considered these populations and their information behavior and practices, the aims of this Symposium are to strengthen and build the community of scholars and information professionals who critically consider issues related to inclusion and exclusion in their work. It also aims to provide an opportunity for scholars and professionals to reflect and gain feedback on their ongoing studies, to take in new perspectives, and to engage in theoretical debates.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION SIG-USE Symposium organizers invite poster (~500-word abstract) and short paper (<2000-word abstract) contributions that describe completed research and research-in-progress, and that showcase empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological findings or rich practice cases and demonstrations, from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. To read the SIG-USE Symposium's full Call For Participation, please visit: https://siguse.wordpress.com/category/siguse-symposium/.
Poster and short paper abstracts should adhere to the following guidelines:
Be submitted as two versions: the first should include (a) name(s), title, and institutional affiliation(s) at the top; the second should be blinded to facilitate review, and not include name(s), titles, or affiliation(s).
Be submitted as two .pdf files, named according to the following conventions: '2017_SIGUSESym_####_Lastname.pdf' and '2017_SIGUSESym_####_Blinded.pdf' (where '####' is a 4- or 5-digit number of your choosing, to avoid multiple files with identical names).
Accepted documents will be circulated prior to and following the Symposium, when possible. Please indicate in the text of the submission e-mail whether or not we may post the abstract to the public SIG-USE website before and after the Symposium is held.
ER&L is currently seeking workshop proposals and ER&L 101 courses for the 2018 conference, to be held March 4-7, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
What is an ER&L Workshop?
A workshop is a 4-hour intensive course designed to take the attendee into subject matter with a knowledgeable instructor. Workshops are typically interactive with instruction spanning exercises and practical applications to supplement the instruction. Workshops will be held 1-5 pm on Sunday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 5th.
NEW FOR 2018: ER&L 101
Along with workshops, ER&L is also looking for half-day courses to help introduce an attendee to a foundational area of librarianship (such as licensing, e-book management, troubleshooting) or an emerging but important topic starting at an introductory level. These courses would not require background knowledge of the topic and would be appropriate for a practitioner new to e-resources or as an introduction to a new topic. These courses will be held 1-5 pmSunday, March 4th and will be part of a larger set of 101 sessions throughout the ER&L conference.
Call for chapter proposals Working Title: Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control Editor: Jane Sandberg Submission Deadline: October 20, 2017 Publisher: Library Juice Press
Book description Catalogers hold very specific types of power when they describe people, families, and corporate bodies. When creating a personal name authority record, for example, catalogers determine the authorized name by which an individual will be known, then identify a few characteristics of the individual that distinguish them from others, while balancing their judgment with respect for the individual’s self-concept. This is a powerful position, and that power must be exercised ethically.
As name authority control moves toward an identity management model, catalogers are taking on new roles, authority data is used in innovative ways, and libraries increasingly interact with non-library datasets and name disambiguation algorithms. During this transition, it is imperative that the library community reflect on the ethical questions that arise from its historical and emerging practices.
The present volume raises many of these questions in the hope of building toward a framework for the ethical practice of name authority control. This framework would include — at minimum — the following concepts:
Respect for the people described in authority systems, including deceased people
Fulfillment of name authority control objectives for names from a variety of cultural naming traditions and personal histories
Local community needs
Acknowledgment of historical and contemporary injustices
Consideration of potential future uses of authority data
Ethical employment practices
This collection will explore and develop this framework through theoretical and practice-based essays, stories, content analyses, and other methods. As it explores ethical questions in a variety of settings, this book will deepen readers’ understanding of names, identities, and library catalogs. The chapters from this volume are intended to spark conversations among librarians, archivists, library technologists, library administrators, and library and information science students.
Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
Ethical dimensions of an identity management approach to authority control (e.g. how should catalogers approach linking to flawed name authority data?)
Responses to the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group on Gender in Name Authority Records recommendations
Representations of people with Arabic, CJK, and Indigenous names in Google Scholar, ISNI, ORCID, Scopus, and online repositories
Applying contemporary gender and demographic terms to non-contemporary people
Describing people using demographic terms taken from thesauri other than LCSH or LC Demographic Group Terms (e.g. First Nations House of Learning thesaurus, Homosaurus)
Barriers (technological, structural, etc.) to ethical name authority control
Assumptions and flaws in name disambiguation and clustering algorithms
Author privacy concerns
Online name authority files in the context of right-to-be-forgotten laws
Decolonizing name authority files
Ethical dimensions of corporate and family name authority control
Creating authority data in conjunction with the people and groups they describe
Emotional labor in name authority work
Connections between hiring and employment practices and name authority work
Ethical name authority questions in consortial environments
Effective advocacy for ethical name authority control and identity management practices
Abstract submission deadline: October 20, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: December 1, 2017
First drafts due: April 13, 2018
Final drafts due: June 8, 2018
Final manuscript due to publisher: July, 2018
Submissions Please email abstracts of up to 500 words to sandbej [at] linnbenton [dot] edu.
Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and how your chapter will help to build a framework of ethical name authority control practice. You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts about different possible topics. If your submission is tentatively accepted, the editor may request modifications. Material cannot be previously published.
Final chapters will be in the 2000-5000 word range. The volume will contain perspectives from a range of NACO and non-NACO libraries. Abstracts that explore the ethical dimensions of name authority work in tribal libraries, HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, community colleges, public libraries, archives, school libraries, special libraries, and libraries outside the United States are particularly encouraged.
Please direct any questions to Jane Sandberg (sandbej [at] linnbenton [dot] edu).
About the Editor Jane Sandberg received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, where she coordinates library cataloging and systems. Her research interests include linked data approaches to name authority control, queer and trans local histories, open source software in rural communities, and historical dimensions of online transgender activism.